kumara

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kumara

(ˈkuːmərə) or

kumera

n
1. (Plants) a convolvulaceous twining plant, Ipomoea batatas, of tropical America, cultivated in the tropics for its edible fleshy yellow root
2. (Cookery) the root of this plant
Also called: sweet potato
[Māori]
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Muscat: Robert Scheidt proved last week that age is no barrier to success in Laser racing and this week at the Laser Masters World Championships in Oman, Japan's Haruyoshi Kumera is defying his 81 years to tread the same path.
However, with stories about dinosaurs (the tuatara) and Whanui, the guardian of the kumera, boys too will find much to be excited about.
He Korero mo te Reka o te Kumera (Let the Voices Speak) was the theme of the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society (ANZHES) conference held in Napier, New Zealand in December 2007.
About noon a large quantity of cooked corn, kumera and potatoes, was served up, it being a kind of a feast day with them.
For mining and process industries in general, Kumera supplies both standard grinding mills and circuits as well as individual customized units, and very large grinding mills.
It's just not selling," said Kumera Silva, a Tesco employee.